Golden State Warriors Complete Sweep In Durant’s Return


The six games Damian Lillard promised was cut short to four. Last night the Warriors announced Kevin Durant would play in game 4 of the series and that all that needs to be said. Insert one of the top three players in the league back into your lineup and your team is back to its core dominance. After the game, Lillard explained “beating the Warriors became an obsession” showing his desire to beat this super team.

It became a clinic from the jump as Golden State jumped on the Blazers fast starting the game out on a 28-5 run and marking a 45 point first quarter (a franchise playoff high for a first quarter). This rejuvenated Warriors team couldn’t stop scoring as everybody got into the mix pretty easy.

Klay Thompson found his game in this game scoring 18 (3/5 from deep). Durant (10 points 2-2 from deep and 2 blocks) had limited minutes but came out of the gates firing hitting a deep transition three and a crossover on Aminu for a fast break three that had me out of my seat. Draymond Green or in this case “Treymond” Green dropped 21 (5-8 from 3 and 7-11 FG) with 3 blocks.

A couple of names, not McCollum were okay for Portland. Aminu tallied 25 on 7-12 shooting and 5-9 from three off the bench playing the blind spot role. Lillard was a man of his own playing 42 minutes of this blowout. He scored 34 on 12-24 shooting and even a crossover on Green. McCollum was shut down in this game. After being great in game one he was rarely a factor afterward as the Warriors typically figured him out pretty fast. Only scoring six points on 2-12 shooting & 0-4 from deep. Not a day to remember.

But no one was someone like the 2xMVP. Dropping 37 (7-11 from deep) with eight assist and 7 rebounds, Curry didn’t want to wait for nobody else to catch fire. Taking this game by storm and proving he’s ready to redeem himself in this year’s finals. Next round Curry and his squad look to take on the winner of the Jazz/Clippers series that’s tied 2-2.



About Aaron Davis

Aaron is a staff writer and the Co-Founder of NBALEAD. He has been following the NBA for over 15 years. Graduated from Purdue University.

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